2. If your pet is diabetic, DO NOT GIVE ANY INSULIN OR FOOD THE MORNING OF SURGERY. Please bring your pet’s insulin, syringes, and current dosage information with you.
3. Anesthetics should be given on an empty stomach. DO NOT GIVE YOUR PET ANY FOOD AFTER 9:00 P.M. THE NIGHT BEFORE SURGERY. Water is okay overnight, please remove water in the morning.
4. Exercise your pet prior to admittance to ensure that they urinate and defecate if needed.
5. Surgical stress may decrease your pet’s resistance to infectious diseases; therefore, all immunizations should be current at the time of surgery. If you are in doubt as to the status of your pet’s immunizations, please check with your regular veterinarian.
6. Pre-surgical laboratory testing may be required before surgery to rule out any pre-existing health issues that may lead to complications during anesthesia.
7. It is recommended that you give your pet a bath before surgery because it may be 2 weeks or more after surgery before you may bathe your pet again.